Let’s talk about Word, per Chris Pratley

These are some great articles, written by Chris Pratley, a group program manager at Microsoft, (Blog, Bio) about the history of MS Word.  These articles are too good for me to pass up. 


Very interesting history and perspective.


Let’s talk about Word




Word Myths and Feedback



In the second article, I think, you’ll find one possible origin of the belief that Microsoft will try to “Lock people In” to their file formats, etc.

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3 replies

  1. Yep, you’re right. – how long do you think he’ll keep having the energy to come out with this stuff? It’s good stuff.


  2. The longer, the better. First history, and now we’re getting a peek at what’s going on. I’m really enjoying Chris’ writings, even the non-Word stuff.


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